|Place of birth||Narrabri, New South Wales|
|School||Armidale and Moree State Schools, New South Wales|
|Address||Beardy Street, Armidale, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Annie Baird, Beardy Street, Armidale, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||19th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/36/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||19th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Warlencourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 34), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William Henry and Annie BAIRD, "Kummulla", Albany Street, Crows Nest, New South Wales. Native of Narrabri, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother killed at Lone Pine, Gallipoli|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915; admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 24 September 1915 (bronchitis); transferred to hospital ship, 25 September 1915; to St George's Hospital, Malta, 1 October 1915; discharged to All Saints Camp, Malta, 26 October 1915; embarked Malta, 2 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 6 December 1915; returned to 19th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 8 January 1916.
Admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 29 January 1916 (diptheria); discharged to duty, 18 February 1916; returned to 19th Bn, Moascar, 7 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 18 march 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.
To be Acting Corporal, France, 2 September 1916.
To Grenade School, 10 October 1916; rejoined unit, 16 October 1916.
To be Corporal, 6 November 1916.
Killed in action, 12 November 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAIRD John McDonald|